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Curry County Fair schedule

Daily ticket prices: Adults $7, Seniors (55+) $6, kids (5-12) $3. Concert/motorcross tickets separate from fair admission ($12 per concert, $15 per motorcross event). Monday (Entry Day) 6:00 a.m. — 11:30 am, Junior Livestock entries accepted 6 a.m....

 

Jail log - Aug. 11

Booked The following were booked into local jails Tuesday - Thursday: Clovis • Alexis Large, 21, failure to appear at time and place stated in citation • James Welch, 44, battery against a household member • Joshua Pena, 33, probation...

 

Audit report finds policy issues with Curry County Treasurer's Office

CLOVIS — Following Curry County's 2018 financial audit, an Agreed Upon Procedures report found many highlighted policy issues at the Curry County Treasurer's Office have yet to be addressed, which could have big consequences for the county if left...

 

Public record - Aug. 11

The folllowing marriage licenses were recently filed at the Curry County Clerk’s office: • Justin Eric Nagowski, 21, and Hailey Leann Pinkerton, 20, both of Portales • Eli Charles Hopkins, 22, and Emmali Genevieve Denoto, 20, both of Clovis ...

 

Roosevelt moving up meeting

PORTALES — The Roosevelt County Commission is moving up its first meeting in September, according to a release from the county. The meeting originally scheduled for Sept. 10 will instead be held 9 a.m. Sept. 5. It will still be held at the...

 

BNSF to close crossing

CLOVIS — BNSF Railway plans to close motorist access to the railroad crossing on Curry Road 4 for two days to make repairs, according to a company release. The hours of closure will be 7 a.m. Aug. 20 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21. A detour route will be...

 

Road viewing meeting scheduled

PORTALES — Roosevelt County has scheduled a road viewing committee meeting for Monday to study the potential closure of two miles of South Roosevelt Road AL. The meeting will be held 9 a.m. at the Allsups location in Elida. The portion of SRR AL...

 

Portales to hold public input meeting

PORTALES — The city of Portales will hold a meeting at noon Friday to accept public input on the Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. The meeting will be held at the city’s public works office at 100 W. First St., with a presentation on...

 

School board to start year with revisions, adjustment requests

PORTALES — Classes resume this week and so too do the regular evening meetings of the Portales Municipal Schools' Board of Education. The board is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday and will start the new school year with consideration of various...

 

Our people: Looking toward the coast

My name is Molly Von der Menden. My partner, Kristopher, and I moved to Cannon AFB in July 2013. We currently reside in Portales, where we are raising our 4-year-old daughter, and two rambunctious...

 

Nicknames were just what we did where I grew up

Call me Carlo or call me Maldune. Call me whatever you want just don’t call me late for supper. Those are two of the nicknames (that people called me to my face) that stuck with me. At my first...

 

Kitchen remodeling, gluten-free meals ahead on show

IInformation on kitchen remodeling and gluten-free box meals will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday (all times Mountain). President and designer Kim...

 

Students, staff prepping for first day of school

The hustle and bustle of the school year is upon us and students and staff from Portales and Clovis schools have been busy. Some have popped in to meet their teachers for an open house while others...

 

Senior calendar - Aug. 11

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St., Clovis Sunday: 2 p.m. gospel singing, 3 p.m. watermelon feast Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 8-ball pool, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, 1 p.m. line dance, 1 p.m. canasta, 1 p.m. business meeting,...

 

School menus - Aug. 11

Clovis Schools K-5 Monday: Breakfast, Waffle. Lunch, Spaghetti/meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles, ww roll - veggie bar. Tuesday: Breakfast, Mini donut. Lunch, TUrkey & cheese croissant, veggie dippers & ranch, fresh...

 

Club notes - Aug. 11

Curry County and Area Republican Women The Curry County and Area Republican Women are announcing the cancellation of their regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The group is instead participating in this week’s Curry County Fair. The next meeting...

 

On the shelves - Aug. 11

The following books are available for checkout: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Complete Work of Michelangelo” by Mario Salmi has been donated in memory of Charlotte Corder. As a true testament to one of mankind's greatest artists, articles by...

 

Man apparently suffers burns in auto accident

CLOVIS — A man checked into Plains Regional Medical Center Friday afternoon, city officials said, apparently after suffering burns as a result of a fiery automobile accident in south Clovis. The driver was not identified, and Clovis Fire...

 

Portales approves raises

PORTALES — The Portales City Council on Tuesday approved raises for the mayor, mayor pro tem, council members and municipal judge among other business. The council held a public hearing and approved Ordinance No. 738 that would increase the...

 

Events calendar - Aug. 11

Monday • First day of classes for Clovis Schools kindergarten through grade 12. Information: http://www.clovis-schools.org or 575-769-4300 • First day of classes for Portales Schools grades 3-12. Information: http://www.portalesschools.com or...

 

In tribute: 'Never a short conversation' with Lynn Berry

CLOVIS - In 65 years, Lynn Berry never met a stranger. And if you spent time with him, your world had fewer strangers in it, too. "He taught me to respect people in the public, because you never know...

 

Clovis Schools presents moving award at convocation

CLOVIS - Sara Hennessy was happy just to be recognized, but still figured something was coming her way for being last year's Clovis Municipal Schools teacher of the year. "I was thinking, 'I'm going...

 

CCC trustees give update on presidential search

CLOVIS — The Clovis Community College board of trustees updated many of its department heads on the search to find a new president, then took a look at its biggest off-campus asset for whoever...

 

Former pageant director charged with embezzlement

PORTALES — A Roosevelt County rancher was indicted Thursday on 18 felony counts including fraud, embezzlement and racketeering during a three-year period leading the Miss New Mexico Scholarship Organization. Greg Smith, 56, of Elida, was indicted...

 

New Highland Elementary opens its doors

CLOVIS - A well-built school can last a lifetime, but after nearly 70 years of service, no amount of renovations can keep an old building up to modern standards. While the staff and students of Highla...

 

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